You are here because you chose to be!

This is one of the most powerful sentences! I am sure many of you would have read this sentence or something on similar lines before. When I read it, it was like as if my entire life just paused for a minute and I floated above it to see – that I am here because I chose to be. So, everything that is happening, that has happened, and that will happen is for me. Exclusively for me! And there’s nothing good or bad. There’s just intense, less intense, or highly intense moments that each offer me something valuable. When I call it good and bad, I may be discriminating and hence, willing to learn, observe and gain from it. When I just see it, I notice the intensity of something, without calling it this or that, and I remind myself – I am here because I chose to be and this is all a part of the grand plan -the silver lining becomes more predominant than the temporary cloud. 

None of us are here by accident! None of us are here by error!  There’s no point thinking what if it happened some other way. It happened this way to enable me to fulfil what I am here for. If you feel you are forced to go to a party you might not enjoy. In fact, you might find a lot of things very annoying. But if it is your party, the one that you have chosen, planned, designed and looked forward to so much – you’ll have gratitude that the party is happening, and you’ll make the most of it – whichever way. And for once, you won’t think of who created this party, why did they have you here, what good could possibly come of it, why can’t you just leave etc. You won’t find the necessity to persecute or victimise. You simply get busy in your party with gratitude – constantly doing what you need to do, reminding yourself that you are the host and everyone else are guests. You take care of yourself, the party and other things. Your constant focus will be on what best you can do to add to the party spirit, being the organizer. In your own party, that you chose, you are too occupied getting it together to be focused on feeling anything else that is less desirable. If there’s a power failure, you light up the place with candles. If there are no candles, you create a game to give light in that darkness. If you lose the game, you laugh and try again, or try something else.  

At the end of it, you will be happy with yourself for choosing to be here and giving it all you’ve got. Your efforts count. You know that you put in your heart and soul to it. There are no further measures to define or defy yourself as success or otherwise. You made the choice to be here, and you showed up. Claps for that!!

If you have anyways chosen to be here, why not be in full shape and form? Why play on back foot? Might as well go on front foot, and hit the ball out of the park. You’ll be happy for not just showing up, but showing up with great sense of energy and enthusiasm! You aren’t at anyone’s mercy! You are here because you chose to be! May you trust and make way for the universal energy to be with you all the way!

Narmada Rao
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  • gsriramamurty
    Posted at 23:47h, 17 December Reply

    Nice article. Keep writing. God bless you.

  • Rani Srinivas
    Posted at 07:39h, 19 December Reply

    Heyy Narmada,
    Beautiful write up & yess very much liked this statement ” you are here because you chose to be ”
    Absolutely agree with your thought that we are here at no one’s mercy..
    As we have chosen to be here let’s live it up with zeal 💃💃
    We definitely look forward for your smart ways of inspiring us to live life to the fullest👍.
    Kudos to you..
    Keep encouraging & inspiring 🙏
    Thank you Narmada

    • narmadarao
      Posted at 08:06h, 19 December Reply

      Thank you so much Rani for the kind words 🙏😊

  • Ritu dewan
    Posted at 17:59h, 21 December Reply

    Very encouraging write up filled. Love the way you explore each aspect of life, it’s like you dive deep in the ocean of your thoughts & bring out precious pearls everytime. Thank you so much for sharing pearls of your wisdom….

    • narmadarao
      Posted at 18:55h, 21 December Reply

      Thank you so much Ritu 🙂 so kind of u

  • karthigai kannan
    Posted at 13:50h, 24 June Reply

    choice of words, the idea of explaining this content with the example of party, is simply superb. excellent mam… thank you so much for your write ups…

    • narmadarao
      Posted at 20:28h, 25 June Reply

      Thank you so much Karthigai! Glad you enjoy them 🙂

  • gsriramamurty
    Posted at 05:59h, 26 June Reply

    Very well narrated it is true. In anybody’s life experience most of the things are forced rather no choice but still in certain things you can choose for instance To be happy. In Happyness is choice if you want to be happy you can choose and be happy whatever may happen.Nothing can create unhappiness in you if you determine your self to be happy. Thank you for the excellent write-up. God bless you.

    • narmadarao
      Posted at 07:15h, 26 June Reply

      Thank you so very much 🙏 means a lot! And thank you for sharing your thoughts too . 🙂

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